LLF road map to ‘rebuilding trust’ set out at General Synod briefing

Feb 16, 2024 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times:

A FRESH way forward on Living in Love and Faith (LLF) will be presented to the General Synod later this month, in the hope of “rebuilding trust” lost over the past year.

The now sole lead bishop for LLF, the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, explained his new “broad Church” approach at the Synod press briefing in Church House, Westminster, on Friday.

His former co-lead bishop, the Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, resigned from the position last week over the appointment of a new interim theological adviser who has expressed conservative views on sexuality (News, 2 February).

Bishop Snow said that, even though he had not himself voted for the Prayers of Love and Faith (PLF), he was now committed to delivering on the decisions already taken by both the Synod and the House of Bishops.

But this progress must not be made at the expense of the Church’s unity, he warned on Friday. “Proceeding by narrow majorities with votes being won by one or two votes will leave us with serious problems in the years to come. We need the rebuilding of trust.”

Read here (£)



Related Posts


Share This